Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Form is temporary, class is permanent

"How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world."

A beautiful gesture of respect for Portugal, who had just beaten them, from Fiji in the rugby world cup. To the shoulder shruggers, this: 

 "He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much."

 "Eyeless, in Gaza, at the mill, with slaves," quoted Peter today. Milton's Samson Agonistes is indeed horribly pertinent to what is unfolding in Gaza and Israel. Thanatos; the unconscious death wish, autographs the scene with innocent blood.

Why was my breeding ordered and prescribed

As of a person separate to God,

Designed for great exploits, if I must die

Betrayed, captived, and both my eyes put out,

Made of my enemies the scorn and gaze,

To grind in brazen fetters under task

With this heaven-gifted strength? O glorious strength,

Put to the labour of a beast, debased

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